PDF or EPUB If This Isn't Nice What Is? Advice for the Young µ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
His sense of community and thoughts about how people need enough people really made me contemplate my view of community And in actuality he caused me to reassess my needs What inspires me What makes me tick Do I have enough peopleI recently
Took A Trip To Portland His Brilliance And The Ghost a trip to Portland His brilliance and the ghost his words ollowed me there One night sitting in the cool summer Oregon air I was warming my Talking to Dragons feet by a backyardire pit As I lazily watched the orange Three Times the Love flame light dance on the pine tree needles as the tallorms ramed the bright constellations in the black sky I couldn t help but say to myself If this isn t nice what is And that tiny part of the population which appreciates the arts is well taken care Of Is Often Appalled By How Much is often appalled by how much stuff there is to read and see and listen to We have plenty of art in America It is social justice which is in gruesomely short supply 103Despite the repetition in these speeches across the collection and in my case the repetition that came rom having just read A Man Without a Country uite a bit of which overlaps sometimes verbatim with the speeches included here things did not become tedious When something is good and The Bride of Willow Creek funny and witty enough repetition is welcome but maybe don t read all of the speeches in a row give them a little time to air I wish I could watch these lectures. Readers of all ages At times hilarious razor sharpreewheeling and deeply serious these reflections are ideal GREAT INVESTMENT, THE for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their “long delayed puberty ceremony” marking the passagerom student to ull time adu. ,
From his speeches The collection offers both real advice and a way of getting to know what s important to Vonnegut If you are a Vonnegut an you will enjoy way of getting to know what s important to Vonnegut If you are a Vonnegut The Lively Art of Writing fan you will enjoy here I am aew years ago talking with the editor of this "COLLECTION AND WRITER DAN WAKEFIELD ABOUT KURT VONNEGUT GREAT "and writer Dan Wakefield about Kurt Vonnegut Great and great conversation I stumbled across this book by happenstance and was amazed when I realized that this was the perfect book I could read at this precise moment in my life I have just graduated college and Mr Vonnegut s words or the young have been inspiring and thought provoking while ever maintaining his uniue sense of wit I was taught multiple life lessons over the course of a couple hours I ound myself or days mulling over his ideas that surfaced throughout this collection of words I was shocked by the enlightening truths I ound For one that the older generations are much our contemporaries than we youth tend to think or want to admit This is evidenced when he said I apologize because of the terrible mess the planet is in But it has always been a mess There have
"never been any Good Old Days there have just been days And as I say "been any Good Old Days there have just been days And as I say my grandchildren Don t look at me I just got here myself Now isn t that true in the grand scheme of things Why don t people realize this and why did it take me so long to realize it myself. His expanded second edition includes than sixty pages of urther thoughts rom Kurt whose good advice wasn’t limited to graduation speechesAs edited by Dan Wakefield this book reads like a narrative in the uniue voice that made Vonnegut a hero to. ,